The Resurrection

  The Resurrection

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1854

Single-light window.

technique: stained glass


Church of St Mary, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
north wall of the nave

Composition ultimately inspired by Piero della Francesca's painting of around 1454.

Matthew 28:4 alone mentions the guards on the tomb. Usually depicted half-asleep or blinded by the light emanating from the figure. Shown anachronistically, in the armour and with the weapons of the Middle Ages. The figure from which they fall back is the Risen Christ, but, in the Biblical narrative, it is an angel.



 

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References

Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach and Adam Voelcker, The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), p. 586.




View this object on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue


Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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